Clean and flexible use of new difficult biomass fuels in small to medium-scale combustion (BIOFLEX!)

An expansion of the fuel range in the small to medium scale combustion sector to include also residues from forest and agriculture industries could on long term contribute with up to 100 TWh/a within EU. A substantial part of this could come from Sweden. But if this type of fuels should directly be used in today’s small-to-medium scale furnaces, the effect would most probably be significant operational problems and unacceptably high emission levels. Such would be e.g. ash slagging and corrosive deposits beside high levels of both gaseous and particulate emissions. Therefore, the objective of this project is to increase the fuel flexibility and innovation potential of the use of difficult solid biomass fuels in small to medium scale combustion.

The Swedish contribution will be research actions on ash transformation and fixed-bed combustion, which are expected to contribute to new fuel design concepts and other innovative technology solutions.

Partner organizations

  • BTI - Office of Technology and Engineering Jan Gumkowski (Private, Poland)
  • BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME GmbH (Private, Austria)
  • POLYTECHNIK Luft- und Feuerungstechnik GmbH (Private, Austria)
  • AMANDUS KAHL GmbH & Co. KG (Private, Germany)
  • Luleå University of Technology (Academic, Sweden)
  • Opcon AB (Private, Sweden)
  • Technology and Support Centre of Renewable Raw Materials (TFZ) (Research Institute, Germany)
  • KWB Kraft und Wärme aus Biomasse GmbH (Private, Austria)
  • Umeå University (Academic, Sweden)
  • SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB (Research Institute, Sweden)
  • Institute of Power Engineering (IEn) (Research Institute, Poland)
Start date 01/02/2016
End date The project is closed: 28/02/2019

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